The bridal shower is one of the most exciting events leading up to a wedding.
It’s a time to celebrate the bride-to-be with her closest friends and family members. But planning a perfect bridal shower can be overwhelming and time consuming, especially if you’ve never done it before. From choosing the right theme to selecting the perfect venue and menu, there are many decisions to be made. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this blog post, we’ll share our top tips and tricks for planning a memorable and stress-free bridal shower. Whether you’re a maid of honour, bridesmaid, or friend of the bride, these tips will help you create an unforgettable event that the bride-to-be will cherish forever. So, let’s get started!
Choose a Theme
One of the first things you’ll need to do when planning a bridal shower is to choose your theme. It’ll set the tone for the entire event and make it easier to plan the details. Choosing a theme for your bridal shower is a great way to make it more fun and memorable too. Whether you’re into a brunch or a tea party, pick something that you and your guests will enjoy. Some popular bridal shower themes include brunch, tea party, a spa day, garden parties or an abroad celebration. Be sure to think about the bride-to-be’s personality and interests when choosing a theme.
Set the Date and Time
Once you’ve chosen a theme, it’s time to set a date and time for the bridal shower. This will depend on the bride-to-be’s schedule and availability, as well as the schedules of the guests. Try to aim for at least two months before the wedding day so as it doesn’t overlap with any final wedding preparations. Make sure to send out save-the-date cards well in advance, so everyone can make the necessary arrangements or set up a group WhatsApp chat, ensuring everyone knows what they are allowed to tell the bride-to-be and what’s top secret.
Create a Guest List
When creating your guest list, think about the people who are most important to the bride. You want to invite your closest friends and family members, as well as any bridesmaids and other wedding party members. Make sure to also include any co-workers or acquaintances who the bride would like to celebrate with. Consider the size of the venue and any activities you are wanting to plan when creating the guest list, as you don’t want the space to feel overcrowded. Will you be allowing guests to pick and choose the activities they’d like to be involved in or will the itinerary be set? Ensure there’s things that each age group are likely to enjoy or perhaps consider splitting the event across a couple of days so that there’s something for everyone.
Send Out Invitations
Once you’ve set the date, time, and theme, it’s time to send out invitations. You can send them electronically or through traditional mail. Make sure to include all the important details such as the date, time, location, dress code, and RSVP deadline.
Decorations and Party Favours
The decor is what will make the bridal shower feel special and personalised and most definitely indicate to everyone else that you’re celebrating an upcoming wedding! Depending on the theme, you could use flowers, balloons, or other decorative items. If you’re holding an afternoon tea, dinner
or having something more subdued make sure there’s an area to have pictures such as a photo A flower wall is a stunning backdrop for photos and creates a romantic and dreamy atmosphere. You can use fresh or faux flowers, and customise it to match the bride-to-be’s favourite flowers. Balloon garlands are a fun and festive way to add colour and texture to any space. They can be customised to match the bridal shower’s colour scheme and theme, and you can even add flowers or greenery for an extra touch of elegance too.
Plan the Games and Activities
When it comes to activities, there are many options to choose from. Some popular hen party activities include wine tasting, spa days, dance classes, cooking classes, and outdoor adventures like hiking or kayaking. For those looking for a more relaxed and low-key experience, a cosy night in with games and movies can also be a great option. Ultimately, the activities you choose will depend on the interests and preferences of the bride-to-be and her guests, so be sure to take their input into consideration when planning the perfect hen party and bridal shower activities.
Planning a perfect bridal shower requires a lot of time and effort, but it’s worth it to celebrate the bride-to-be in a meaningful way. By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to create a memorable and stress-free event that everyone will enjoy. Remember to have fun, consider all of the guests who are attending, plan a few surprises for the bride-to-be and enjoy the process….and the bridal shower is sure to be a success!
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